speech therapy, Bachelor of Science

Distance learning program @ IU International University of Applied Sciences 

The Bachelor's degree program in Speech Therapy provides students with the professional knowledge and skills to identify, diagnose, and treat speech, voice, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. The program covers various aspects of language development and speech disorders, as well as different methods and therapies for treating language and speech disorders. Graduates can work in various healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient practices, or educational institutions. The program thus offers a wide range of career opportunities for those interested in a career in the field of speech therapy.

At a Glance

University IU International University of Applied Sciences, UAS based in Erfurt
Field of Study Health SciencesSpeech Therapy
Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Duration 3 Semesters
ECTS 180 Credit Points
Language of Instruction German
Course contents Health Economics, Introduction to Scientific Work, Framework of the Healthcare Market, Theory and Practice Models, Qualitative Research Methods, Neuro- and Pathophysiology in Therapy - Fundamentals, Evidence-Based Practice, Clinical Reasoning, Collaborative Work, Quantitative Research, Seminar: Reflective Practice in the area of Language Development, Quality Management in Healthcare, Reflective Practice in the area of Voice and Fluency, Reflective Practice in the area of Language and Speech, Elective Module A, Bachelor's Thesis
Electives Prevention and Health for Therapists, Management for Therapists, Didactics for Therapists, Clinical Specialization for Therapists, Sign Language
Location online
ZFU Approval The Central State Office for Distance Learning (ZFU) has approved the course speech therapy under the number 1113220.
Enrollment Anytime
Fees
from 259 € monthly
from 9481 € total
More Info https://www.iu-fernstudium.de
  • flexible distance learning without the need for attendance at Germany's largest university
  • start studying at any time, no semester schedule
  • no numerus clausus, no admission restrictions
  • interesting specializations, such as prevention and health for therapists

These are the requirements for the Bachelor's in Speech Therapy

With your Bachelor's in Speech Therapy, you can work as a speech therapist, or as the head of a speech therapy practice.

In order to be admitted to the part-time distance learning program in Speech Therapy at IU International University, you must have either an Abitur (general qualification for university entrance), a technical college entrance qualification, or a subject-specific university entrance qualification.

In addition, you must have completed a qualified training as a speech therapist.

If you do not have an Abitur or technical college entrance qualification, in addition to your training, you must demonstrate at least 3 years of full-time work as a speech therapist. You will then undergo a trial period before being regularly enrolled.

These are the study contents in the online course Speech Therapy

This bachelor's program at IU includes about 16 modules that you will take and complete over the course of 3 semesters of standard study time. Each module is worth 5-10 credit points (ECTS) and concludes with an exam such as an essay or an exam. In total, you will earn 180 credit points from module to module and from semester to semester.

The typical course schedule for full-time studies in Speech Therapy looks as follows:

  • Semester 1-3: Basics of Anatomy I, Basics of Physiology, General Foundations of Speech Therapy, Communication and Interaction, Audiology/Acoustics, Legal and Social Science Foundations, Basics of Neuroanatomy, ENT Medicine, Basics of Phonetics/Linguistics, Articulation Disorders, Basics of Pediatrics, Speech Therapy Diagnostics, Normal and Impaired Language Acquisition, Basics of Phoniatrics, Basics of Neurology, Practice Voice Disorders, Practice Speech Disorders, Practice Language Disorders
  • Semester 4: Health Economics, Introduction to Scientific Work, Framework Conditions of the Health Market, Theory and Practice Models, Qualitative Research Methods, Neuro- and Pathophysiology in Therapy - Basics
  • Semester 5: Evidence-Based Practice, Clinical Reasoning, Collaborative Work, Quantitative Research, Seminar: Reflective Practice in the Field of Language Development, Quality Management in Healthcare
  • Semester 6: Reflective Practice in the Field of Voice and Fluency, Reflective Practice in the Field of Language and Speech, Elective Module A, Bachelor's Thesis

The first 3 semesters are fully recognized through your speech therapy training, so you will skip these and only complete semesters 4, 5, and 6.

As a specialization, you can choose from these exciting modules: Prevention and Health for Therapists, Management for Therapists, Didactics for Therapists, Clinical Specialization for Therapists, Sign Language.

How Flexible is the Standard Study Time in Distance Learning Speech Therapy?

At IU International University, you can choose one of 3 study models in the part-time distance learning program:

  • In full-time studies, the standard study time is 3 semesters or 18 months. You can extend the standard study time by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Full-time studies in Speech Therapy are particularly suitable for those who are not working or only work a few hours per week.
  • In part-time studies I, the standard study time is 4 semesters or 24 months. You can extend the standard study time by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Part-time studies I are suitable, for example, if you work part-time alongside your studies.
  • In part-time studies II, the standard study time is 6 semesters or 36 months. You can extend the standard study time by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Part-time studies II are particularly suitable if you are heavily involved in your profession alongside your distance learning.

By the way, you can also take a semester off during the course of your studies at no additional cost.

How Does Online Study at IU Work?

A study program that adapts to your life: In online studies at IU, you learn flexibly and digitally whenever and wherever you want to learn.

In distance learning Speech Therapy at IU International University, there is no attendance requirement - you learn continuously from home, in the library of your choice, or wherever you can learn best.

You can take your modules and courses whenever you want. This allows you to flexibly arrange your study plan and semester schedule.

Central to IU distance learning are your interactive learning scripts. You will receive the scripts in printed form as well as digitally as PDFs and for tablets. Through the smart IU Learn app, you have access to the scripts for your Speech Therapy studies as well as scripts from all other distance learning programs at IU.

Through myCampus, the online campus of IU, you also have access to additional materials, such as videos. You can exchange ideas with your lecturers and fellow students, for example, in virtual live formats, such as interactive lectures.

And exams? You can take them as online exams if you wish. You can take an online exam at any time once you feel adequately prepared for the course material. Alternatively, you can take the exam at one of the numerous exam centers of IU throughout Germany.

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